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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Retired Enlisted Association

2006 Retired Military Benefits Issues Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 64%
Gary Ackerman 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 12%
George Allen 29%
Thomas Allen 43%
Rob Andrews 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Spencer Bachus 29%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 29%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 21%
John Barrow 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 64%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 7%
Charlie Bass 29%
Max Baucus 6%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 29%
Bob Beauprez 36%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
Bob Bennett 6%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 29%
Marion Berry 71%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 24%
Judy Biggert 14%
Michael Bilirakis 79%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
Tim Bishop 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 36%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 14%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 7%
Kit Bond 6%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 43%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 36%
Dan Boren 64%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 36%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 35%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 29%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 18%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 18%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 21%
Conrad Burns 29%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 18%
Dan Burton 7%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 43%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 6%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 29%
Eric Cantor 7%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 29%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
Dennis Cardoza 79%
Russ Carnahan 29%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 36%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 36%
Edward Case 71%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 7%
Linc Chafee 6%
Saxby Chambliss 18%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 7%
Donna Christensen 21%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 36%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 43%
Hillary Clinton 41%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 7%
Howard Coble 14%
Thomas Coburn 6%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 24%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14%
Norm Coleman 29%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 29%
Kent Conrad 6%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 43%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 29%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 14%
Jerry Costello 64%
Larry Craig 12%
Robert Cramer 43%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 36%
Barbara Cubin 29%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
James Davis 36%
Jo Ann Davis 71%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
Thomas Davis III 43%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 65%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 7%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 21%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
James DeMint 18%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 53%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
Norm Dicks 14%
John Dingell 29%
Chris Dodd 18%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Elizabeth Dole 12%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 18%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 53%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 43%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 36%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 29%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 12%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 29%
Eni Faleomavaega 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 14%
Tom Feeney 21%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
Michael Ferguson 21%
Bob Filner 86%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 29%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 57%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 43%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 21%
Luis Fortuño 14%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 21%
Barney Frank 79%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 14%
William Frist 6%
Elton Gallegly 36%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 36%
Jim Gerlach 43%
Jim Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 7%
Paul Gillmor 7%
Phil Gingrey 21%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 7%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 79%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 29%
Bart Gordon 93%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 29%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 29%
Mark Green 43%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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